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  • Estonia to investigate Danske Bank over money laundering

    Estonia to investigate Danske Bank over money laundering

    Estonia's general prosecutor said on Tuesday it had begun a criminal investigation of Danske Bank over allegations that Denmark's largest bank was involved in money laundering through the Baltic country in the past. Shares in Danske Bank have...

  • Britain's car industry cautions: No-deal Brexit is our nightmare

    Britain's car industry cautions: No-deal Brexit is our nightmare

    A no-deal Brexit would seriously damage the car industry in Britain and the European Union by raising costs and sowing chaos for carmakers and consumers alike, the head of Britain's car industry warned on Tuesday. With less than eight months until...

  • Introducing investment-based crowdfunding in Malta

    Introducing investment-based crowdfunding in Malta

    Crowdfunding, which re­fers to an open call to the public to raise capital targeted for a specific project, is developing rapidly across the globe. It is augmenting economic growth through new and increasing flows of credit to SMEs. This...

  • Multiple best choice awards at Computex

    Multiple best choice awards at Computex

    Asus has announced that its products won six Best Choice and 11 design and innovation awards at Computex 2018. ZenBook S won the Best Choice of the Year award, the Best Choice Golden award and the Computex d&i award. ZenFone 5, the first Asus...

  • Stocks steady before central bank tests

    World stocks and the dollar were broadly steady yesterday as a busy week of central bank meetings and company updates began, while Japanese government bonds sold off before possible monetary policy tweaks. Disappointing updates from US tech...

  • Money market report for week ending July 27

    On July 26, 2018, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations (MRO) and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain...

  • The rise of the Tiger Mother

    The rise of the Tiger Mother

    Our sociologists often remark that we live in a matriarchal society where mothers are often in control of the strings of the family purse. But our mothers’ skills go beyond financial management as they are frequently also the main strategists for...

  • Extend your summer holidays with special fares

    Extend your summer holidays with special fares

    Book from August 6 to 12 to travel to sunny destinations like Dubai from €652, Australia from €1,307 and Bangkok from €665. Your summer holidays don’t have to end in August, as Emirates is offering special deals in economy, business and first...

  • The new regulatory framework

    The new regulatory framework

    The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry in collaboration with EMCS organised an information session on the new blockchain legislation which was recently approved by the Maltese Parliament. “Blockchain has the potential to create new...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Oued Ziz from Tuzla, the CMA CGM Lotus from Bizerte (both CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MV Euroferry Olympia from Salerno to Salerno, the MV Eurocargo Venezia from Livorno to Genoa (both Sullivan...

  • Sell in May or fear August?

    Sell in May or fear August?

    It seems easy to spot a buying opportunity: companies start to thrive below the radar of market watchers and we may have by sheer chance uncovered a growth story; companies fail conspicuously and are punished by the markets beyond reason as a...

  • The circular economy – making it our business

    The circular economy – making it our business

    Environmental awareness has heightened recently as evidenced by media reports covering an array of thematic areas ranging from green infrastructure to waste management, climate change and marine litter. This augurs well as increased awareness...

  • Online wedding platform among this year’s Take-Off Seed Fund winners

    Online wedding platform among this year’s Take-Off Seed Fund winners

    Online wedding service finder Get Hitched is one of this year’s winners of the Take-Off Seed Fund. The innovative business idea, an online portal that offers tailor-made matches between wedding service providers and couples planning a wedding, was...

  • Economy healthy as sentiment remains above average

    Malta’s economy continues to grow at a healthy rate fuelled by net exports, although the pace of growth has moderated and the local labour market remains tight, according to the Central Bank. In its quarterly review of the domestic economy, the...

  • MIA shares rally to a new high

    MIA shares rally to a new high

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index fell by a minimal 0.006 per cent, closing at 8,721.69 points as turnover totalled €1.24 million – up from €1.05 million as turnover was spread across 18 equities of which six advanced and five fell. Malta...

  • ECB holds interest rates and QE unchanged

    The European Central Bank left its interest rates unchanged on Thursday and maintained the forward guidance on monetary stimulus. The main refinancing rate is currently at a record low zero per cent, the deposit rate at 0-0.40 per cent, and the...

  • HSBC launches Lower Carbon Funds range

    As the global awareness of environmental sustainability risks increases and the  momentum around climate-related investments continues to build, more investors realise the importance of sustainable investment. HSBC Global Asset Management Malta...

  • Employer branding – is this the future of HR?

    Employer branding – is this the future of HR?

    Over the past years, the war for talent has strengthened, and attracting people to work for you is becoming tougher by the day. The fast-evolving local job market is making the function of HR more crucial. In the war for talent, having a strong...

  • A big double for Domino’s Malta

    A big double for Domino’s Malta

    During separate recent visits to our market, Walter Currie, Domino’s programme leader and distribution consultant, EMEA Region, and Kalia Roumanou, head of training at Domino’s Greece, have conducted quality and operations audits for the Malta...

  • RiskCap International celebrates fifth anniversary

    RiskCap International celebrates fifth anniversary

    RiskCap International Limited, a leading governance, risk management and compliance consultancy firm in Malta, achieved a major milestone for a start-up business by celebrating five years in business. To commemorate this achievement, a reception...